James Arthur Willis, III age 25 of St. Marys, Ga. passed away Wednesday, November 15th, 2011.
Mr. Willis was born on September 27th, 1986 in Norfolk Virginia. He is the son of James and Roberta Willis. His family said of him that James loved life and shared it with those he met. He was known for his sparkling eyes and mischievous smile. He had a sometimes annoying knack for remembering the most trivial details which he insisted on sharing with anyone who was willing to listen. James was an avid gamer and he loved the sport of paintball. He had a fondness for Disney movies which he quoted regularly. James was a loving father and his two precious daughters, Alanna and Maya were the light in his life.
James began and ended his school career in Camden County. He attended New Hope Christian Academy as a kindergartener in 1992. He transferred with his Navy family to Norfolk, VA and then San Diego, CA, retuning to Camden County in 2003. James graduated from Camden County High School in 2004. After graduation James followed a job to Newport News, VA where he met his wife Amanda. After the wedding James and his bride returned to Camden County. James enlisted in the Army in the spring of 2010. He completed boot camp at Ft. Benning, GA and advanced training in Ft. Sill, OK. He was stationed at Ft. Stewart, GA, where he was attached to 3rd Infantry Division. He was proud to be a Soldier and was recently promoted to the rank of Specialist. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Mr. Willis is survived by his wife, Amanda Lynn Willis of St. Marys; his children, Alanna and Maya Willis; his parents, James and Roberta Willis of Kingsland, Ga.; his sister, Elizabeth Willis of Kingsland, Ga.
Calling hours for Mr. Willis will start at 4 PM Monday, November 21, 2011, in the Wainwright Chapel at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, Fl with Pastor Vernon Dillingham presiding. Full military honors will be rendered by the US Army, with interment to follow the service.
September 27, 1986 – November 15, 2011